Can my Grandma and Grandpa get adjusted too?

Chiropractic care isn't just for one age group. In fact, all ages can benefit. Older adults begin to face unique health struggles that Chiropractic care is specially equipped to address. Older people suffer from arthritis, decreased flexibility, brittle bones, poor balance and joint degeneration.  Older adults should really utilize the service most often because they're the most at risk for falls. Encourage your grandparents to get chiropractic care so they can improve their mobility and experience other benefits.

Regular visits with a chiropractor can enhance the lives of elderly patients in 5 specific ways.

  • Immune system and overall health- When your spine is properly aligned, it increases circulation which helps clean out toxins from your body. It also allows the brain to communicate fully with all parts of your body, allowing it to monitor and repair the body more effectively. One study has shown a 200% increase in immune system function for adults who regularly see a chiropractor over the course of 5 years.
  • Pain relief- An aching back is a common complaint among older adults. The work they may have done in their lifetime, the stress they've endured, and their decreasing bone density can all play a role in this. A chiropractor can help to reduce back pain and help seniors feel more like their younger selves. An adjustment that corrects restrictions may take away a lot of discomfort.
  • Balance and coordination -Seniors tend to experience more frequent falls than other age groups. They may feel shaky and unbalanced on their feet, causing them to trip and fall more often.  An adjustment can correct joint restrictions or subluxations that are currently in place, causing discomfort and help with the receptors at the base of your neck that help with balance. The body needs a reset in order to operate at its full capability.
  • Flexibility and range of motion - Older adults who begin to lose their mobility as they age should really consider chiropractic. One adjustment won't suddenly make a senior citizen feel and look young, but some exercises will target particular areas of the body and are easier for older adults with poor mobility to do. Your grandparent may receive advice on chair exercises they can do sitting down or be encouraged to start with some stretches that can enhance the flexibility of their joints and help to loosen them up.
  •  Quality of Life- Chiropractic care is an essential cornerstone of both preventive and palliative care. As adults age and their health begins to decline, it is even more essential that they safeguard their health with regular chiropractic maintenance. If your grandparents are worried about chiropractic because they think the adjustment will be too harsh on their bodies, assure them it won't be. Gentle manipulations are offered for those with weakened bones and joints.


As a chiropractor, our whole mission is to give you the tools to become a better version of yourself. If any pains or aches are bothering you, please make sure you reach out to us!